It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Those of us who have been privileged to receive education, skills, and experiences and even power must be role models for the next generation of leadership.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Information is the currency of democracy.
Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
How do you tell a Communist? Well, its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Politics is more dangerous than war, for in war you are only killed once.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.